disqualify
disqualify dis*qual"i*fy (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disqualified} (d[i^]s*kw[o^]l"[i^]*f[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Disqualifying}.] 1. To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act. [1913 Webster]

My common illness disqualifies me for all conversation; I mean my deafness. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

Me are not disqualified by their engagements in trade from being received in high society. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness. [1913 Webster]


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